Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Creation Blog Hop!

WELCOME BEST CREATION BLOG HOPPERS!!

We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers" On each blog you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself! In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us. Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DTs. blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out http://bestcreationinc.blogspot.com/ for the list of prizes you are going to win.


Nicole Wise- You are HERE!!

Hi, everyone!  Hopefully you have arrived here from Alicia Barry's blog as you hop your way through the BC Blog Hop!
 
The flower I am going to show you is called a "Pinched Circle Flower."  This is a super quick, super easy flower that you can make in any size you can punch a circle in (for this example, I used a 1" punch)!
 
First of all, gather your supplies:  Cardstock, Circle Punch, Glue (I used Helmar Craft Glue!), Ink, Button.

 Next, punch 6 circles and ink the edges of 5 of them.  The un-inked circle will be the base that you glue your "petals" to.
Now, turn one of your inked circles over and using your thumbs, pinch to create a small fold in your circle.  Then, add your glue to the inside of the fold and pinch until the glue is set.  I used Helmar's Craft Glue which dries SUPER fast!! 
 Repeat the pinching and gluing step with all 5 "petals."
Now, cover your base circle (the un-inked, un-pinched one) with glue.  Add your first petal to begin shaping your flower.

Add the remainder of your petals working your way around the circle to form your flower.


Now, add a button to the center of your flower, and it's ready to add to your favorite project!

I took this one step further and added a cardstock sticker from Best Creation's Safari Girl line of paper to the center of the button.

I created four of these Pinched Circle Flowers in three different sizes and used them on the layout below using the Safari Girl line of paper.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!  Be sure to continue hopping along to Katarina Damm's blog for your next flower!  And, don't forget to write down all the names of the flowers so that you can send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us to win a fabulous prize pack from Best Creation!

54 comments:

  1. Pinching looks like fun, I'm going to try making them

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  2. love these little pinched circle flowers. thanks for sharing

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  3. Your flowers and page are both soooo pretty!! :)

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  4. Oh this is so cute!! Love the page and these flowers!!

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  5. Oh very cute and super easy! I can't wait to try

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  6. This is one of my favorite flowers on the blog hop - great tutorial

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  7. really cute!!! think this might be my fav so far on the hop :) thanks for sharing

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  8. those are so nice and easy!!! I like the sticker on top of the button, too! Your large flower on the layout is awesome - looks like a pinwheel!
    ~Thanks, Esther

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  9. These flowers are too sweet. Thanks for sharing. I love the pink and yellow on your layout!

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  10. how cute is this? and easy too! thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is such a fun and easy flower to make that totally showcases the beautiful Best Creation paper!! I love love love this layout!! The colors are SUPER pretty! TFS

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  12. Love this tutorial!!! thanks Kristi
    http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is a very cute flower and I love how easy it is! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. These are so beautiful and right up my ally...will definately be doing some of these in the near future!!

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  15. gorgeous layout, and love your flower on it!! Thanks for showing how to make these :)

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  16. What a super cute layout, Nik and I love those flowers!

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  17. love your LO and i specially love your little flowers ...

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  18. I definitely think I must try this...looks so easy and super cute!!!!!

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  19. Fun fun flower. I am always looking for new ways to use up my paper stash!

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  20. I love these and have just the layout to try them on. Thanks.

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  21. How darling and simple too! I love it! I'm trying these tonight! Where do I find that Helmar's craft glue?

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  22. These flowers are so cute! LOVE your page.

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  23. I absolutely love these flowers!!!

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  24. Beautiful layout and sweet flowers. Thanks for the photo tutorial!

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  25. What cute flowers. I am going to have to give these a try sometime. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  26. Nicole what a cute flower and a super cute LO!!

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  27. These flowers remind me of Hawaiian plumerias. So pretty!

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing. I had seen your layout before and wondered how to make the flowers. I had thought it would be much more complicated.

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  29. oh so cute - the flowers and the layout!! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. So cute!!! Love them.

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  31. Beautiful flowers, a very pretty embellishment.

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  32. Gorgeous layout with lovely flowers!

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  33. Super cute flowers! Gorgeous lo!!

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  34. Ilove to do these This bouquet you all made would be amazing in one pot...

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  35. I love making these it's about as good as it gets for me..lol

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  36. Thanks for sharing!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  37. Hello my friend! LOVE the new blog look! And your LO is STUNNING! GREAT way to make flowers too! TFS GF!

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  38. Gorgeous Flower TFS and Beautiful LO

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  39. wonderful layout and what a fun flower! Looks a bit like a pinwheel!

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  40. So creative. I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. oh this is so cute flower! Love it!

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  42. fantastic, so simple but looks gorgeous!

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  43. TFS...
    Don't forget to add this project to our linking party this week, to showcase your work to our readers.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/valentine-valentine-last-minute-gift.html

    Have a great Valentine,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  44. Ooh I like these and I have the perfect Sizzix circle die too. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. "cute" was the perfect word for this layout page - what a sweet pic and darling flower creation ... great job!

    And I just discovered your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  46. So cool! Definitely will be coming back for more :)

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  47. Oh cool! I am so happy to see a tutorial on how to do this flower!! I saw your layout on the BC blog and was admiring these flowers!! Thanks!!

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  48. Super cute flower . . . and you make it look so easy!

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